Asia Express - East Asian ICT
Data Communications - Public-Private Partnership Addresses Japan UWB Problems
November 01, 2004
The NICS (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) of Japan recently announced that it is joining forces with over 20 private sector companies to develop technology that will prevent UWB (Ultra-Wideband Modulation) from interfering with radio frequencies used by other wireless communications systems.


The public-private consortium aims to facilitate the adoption of UWB applications in virtual home networking systems that link PC with other digital home electronics equipment. Preliminary plans call for commercialization of the new technology by 2006. In July 2005, the NICS and its partners in the private sector will start testing UWB equipment and run simulations to demonstrate how it can be applied within a virtual home setting.